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McLeod Surname Origin
From Mac, son, and Clode, from Claudius, the second emperor who invaded Britain. Churchill says he was named Claudius because, through fear of death, he buried himself alive, being plucked by the heels out of a hole to be set upon the throne.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
McLeod Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to McLeod family history than the origin of your surname:
A McLeod Family History Thought:
'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley